Definition of scena in English:
1.1An elaborate dramatic solo, usually including recitative.
- Respighi's setting is of a piece, an impressive feat - that is, he doesn't resort to cutting it up as a kind of dramatic scena or recitative.
- The program was well chosen in the first half, which began with an operatic scena from the 26-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven.
- Berlioz called it a ‘Sacred Trilogy’, and the work is in a style between that of opera and the type of orchestral-vocal scena Berlioz experimented with in works such as Cleopatra.
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